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Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:39 am
by DrMorbius
Hi, I seem to be having a tiny bit of trouble with my oil filter. It's now going on one gallon of fresh oil on my garage floor. Since I couldn't locate a new Burr Ripley filter I put the old one back in. (I called R & A Engineering and it's going to take 8 weeks to get their newer filter adapters in stock to sell). The old one must be missing a piece because the oil comes out the seam between the 2 halves of the L8 canister. Does anyone have any experience with the Burr Ripley filter? By the way the seam between the 2 halves that the filter lies in does not screw together like R & A Engineering canister, any little pressure will cause it to leak from the filter to the seam and then on to the engine, chassis and floor.

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:38 pm
by Dave Czirr
You've missed the operating concept of the Ripley unit; the interior of the canister should contain no oil, that's why there is no seal. The oil outlet is direct to the oil cooler inlet via a threaded fitting used to modify the spin on element, that fitting was welded by Ripley to the cartridge. The upper half of the Ripley unit plays no functional role, it's just a black plastic cosmetic cover over the internal spin-on cartridge.

A very large %-age of all 34-39 senior Packards in service today use the Ripley unit. Completely trouble free but you MUST use a spin on modified as per the Ripley scheme. This unit is really very simple yet I don't think I've done a good job explaining it. If you're still confused by it we could speak on the phone. If you want a call send me a PM with your phone#. Or perhaps some photos would help you?

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:33 am
by Don R's Cars
Here are some pics of the Ripley filter if it helps:

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:23 pm
by DrMorbius
Here's mine............... looks the same as your's Don except for the end fittings.

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:47 pm
by DrMorbius
My pictures won't load, says file too big - and I took them again in a smaller sized format. That's the smallest I can make them with this camera..

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:50 pm
by DrMorbius
Don, could you show a photo of the bottom of your oil filter where it spins onto the center hole, does it look like a normal filter bottom?

Thanks,
Steve

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:02 pm
by DrMorbius
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Trying again -

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:04 pm
by DrMorbius
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and again-

Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:05 pm
by DrMorbius
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Re: Burr Ripley oil filter

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:06 pm
by DrMorbius
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